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Driftwood(Ref: DRIFT)

Weymouth, Weymouth & Portland, Dorset
Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Changeover day Saturday Shortbreaks 1
72 % Rating
At a Glance
  • Beach Beach
  • pub/Shop Pub/Shop
  • Pet Friendly Pet Friendly
  • Linen Included Linen Included
  • Cottages with WiFi Wifi
  • parking Parking
  • Non-smoking Non smoking
  • Town centre location perfect for easy access to sandy beach.
  • Grade II listed character property.
  • Numerous pubs and dining venues nearby.
  • Off road parking for one car.
  • Welcomes one small pet.

Driftwood is a compact Grade II listed cottage tucked away in a small terrace, traditionally built in 1835, and full of character and charm.  It is ideally situated, just a few moments' walk from Weymouth's golden sandy beach, lively level esplanade, seafront cafes and town centre with all it's shops. In the opposite direction you are moments away from the RSPB Radipole lake nature reserve and Swannery. A stroll past the nearby Marina leads to Weymouth harbour, with it's pubs and restaurants and the historic lifting bridge. Visitors with dogs have access to certain parts of Weymouth beach all year round and other local beaches welcome dogs all year round.  Driftwood has it's own off road parking, and you may just find with all there is on the doorstep that you park up and don't use the car at all.

Accommodation: Lounge/dining room. Compact kitchen. 1st floor: Bedroom 1, double bed. Bathroom with bath/electric shower over, hand basin and toilet. 2nd floor (steep stairs). Bedroom 2, twin single beds. Due to the steep stairs to the second floor, bedroom 2 may not be suitable for someone with limited mobility or children under 3.

Services in addition to standard equipment: Wifi. Gas central heating. Fridge with small freezer compartment. Washing machine. Flat screen TV, DVD Player. Off road parking for 1 car in front of the property with picnic bench (but no garden). Non-smokers only. Bed linen inclusive, please state requirements when booking. Towels, bath mats and tea towels included.

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Reviews
Ms S Penny
Great location and lovely cottage. We felt welcome and relaxed from the moment we walked in. Thanks for the Easter egg. Strongly recommend the Galleon for a carvery. Stayed April 2018

Mr B Millington
Ideal cottage at the heart of Weymouth. It's small, but is packed with all the essentials that you need for a holiday. I would book this property again if going to this area. Stayed March 2018

Mrs S Lester
Great location, parking was a bonus.

Mrs J Smith
Very convenient to the town centre and sea front, so ideal location - stayed August 2017

Miss E Whitehouse
Had lovely week, weather fab - stayed August 2016

Mr D Beale
Very nice house, clean and tidy and close to the beach. Could not believe how dog friendly Weymouth is.The locals are also very friendly as well. We will be booking again for next year soon.Thank you for a holiday to remember. Stayed July 2016

About the Location

Weymouth sits perfectly on the stunningly beautiful Jurassic coastline. Located on the Southern tip of Dorset, this traditional seaside town is one of the most visited and popular areas on the south coast.

With a beautiful, blue flag, sandy beach, sitting against the back drop of an elegant Georgian esplanade, this seaside wonder is a firm favourite for families. As indeed it once was for King George III, who famously used to holiday here.

For a perfectly nostalgic English seaside holiday, you can ask for no more. A golden, sandy beach, named one of the best in Britain, shallow waters which are perfect for paddling, Punch and Judy shows, donkey rides, carousels on the promenade, all accompanied by traditional chippies and quaint tea rooms.

Head down to Weymouth’s Old Harbour, a fine Georgian harbour and one of the prettiest in Europe. Simply soak up the bustling atmosphere of harbour life; sit on the harbour wall with some fish and chips and watch the large catamarans, traditional fishing boats and luxury yachts. Or why not enjoy an adrenaline fuelled ride around the bay with the Weymouth Bay Rib Charters. How about a nice family fishing trip? Many of the fishing boats at the harbour offer fishing trips for absolute beginners and accomplished anglers. Weymouth is fantastic for fishing with plenty of wrecks and reefs to explore.

Try a Jurassic Safari where you can sample Dorset’s secret beauty, off the beaten track. You will be taken along unspoilt country lanes, ancient byways and deep river crossings, whilst catching sight of beautiful wildlife.

Fossil hunting on Chesil beach is a joy with the children. They can run up and down the steep shingle climb, whilst you picnic on the beach.

Sandworld is definitely worth a visit; the sand art won’t fail to impress and there is a fantastic sandpit for the children to play in.

Visit the magnificent Nothe Fort and explore the tunnels and passageways that were once filled with soldiers and canons. See where all the gun powder was stored and walk up to the top level where the canons were fired at the approaching enemy.

If a leisurely stroll through beautiful gardens is more your thing, why not try the award winning Greenhill Gardens, which sit right on the seafront. Bennetts Water Gardens is also a lovely choice, replete with a vast array of water lilies and a Claude Monet style Japanese bridge. A very romantic setting for a picnic!

For a fun packed day out with the kids, head to the Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower, an underground sea world with attractions, rides and over 1,000 incredible creatures. Venture up in a viewing capsule on the The Jurassic Skyline for an incredible panoramic view across the Jurassic Coastline and Dorset countryside.

Children will love Fantasy Island. There are lots of rides, many traditional ones ideal for younger children, tea pots and flying elephants to name but a few! Penny arcades, slot machines and a fab coffee bar.

Weymouth is a fantastic town with plenty to do for everyone!

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